Research - Clinical Studies
Clinical Study Title
Hair Cortisol as a Biomarker of Chronic HPA Axis Response to Stress
****** Not currently enrolling new participants in this Clinical Study. ******
Description/Purpose of the Study
To investigate the relationship between chronic psychological stress and pain in the temporomandibular joint region of the face. Cortisol in hair is being used as a biomarker of long-term psychological stress.
|IRB Study #:||09-1485|
|Principal Investigator:||Dr. Anne E. Sanders|
|UNC Department:||Dental Ecology|
You are being asked to be in the study because you:
Are an adult aged 18 to 60 years whose scalp hair is at least 1½ inches long with or without pain in the facial area.
You should NOT be in this study if you:
Are pregnant or if you have used any of the following in the last three months: hair color, glucocorticoids (including cortisol-containing creams and lotions), oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy.
Have any of the following conditions: diabetes, drug or alcohol abuse, heart trouble or disease, hypertension (high blood pressure) that is not well controlled with medication, hyperthyroidism, major psychiatric disorder requiring hospitalization within the last 6 months, chronic respiratory disease not controlled with medication, renal failure or dialysis, seizures, or if you are currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
|Name:||Dr Anne Sanders|